Microsoft have dominated the technology world this past week. On the 26th October 2012 Microsoft launched their new Surface Tablet along with Windows 8. Less than a week later on the 30th October 2012 they launched the new Windows Phone 8.
The Windows 8 proposition has people at the core. “We reinvented the smartphone experience around you. We didn’t make Windows phone for all of us, we made Windows phone for each of us” said Jo Belfiore VP Windows Phone. Their key message is that the Windows 8 Phone is “The most personal smart phone available”.
One of the stand-out features of the Windows 8 Phone is its Live Tiles feature. These reside on the start screen and contain real-time information. Users can “pin” Live Tiles of people for easy contact access, emails, social media updates, music and more.
The Microsoft account sign-in allows you to select preferences across all your Windows based hardware you may use. The Skydrive and cloud allows seamless integration with your other Windows products. Great that our computers, games consoles, smartphones and tablets can be connected and share your personalised user experience.
“Windows 8 brings together the best of the PC and the tablet,” said Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer.
Apple revolutionised the phone & tablet market, Android was an alternative; will the Windows 8 offering be a game-changer?
What are your thoughts on the Windows 8 proposition? We would love to hear them!
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